Apples & Prunes
Prunes aren't just made into juice for your grandparents to drink. They are highly underrated.
They are tasty. Seriously. They are sweet and their flavor packs a lot of punch.
Yes, prunes are good for regularity. If your baby needs to get things moving then you might incorporate more prunes into your little's diet for a while. They are high in fiber which is a benefit in itself.
Prunes also have a lot of vitamins A & C, iron and potassium, as well as tons of antioxidants.
Apples are easy to blend with pretty much everything. They are fantastically good for you, you know, an apple a day and all.
This is all fine and good but the real reason this recipe is a winner is that babies (and adults) love this.
It just tastes good. The texture is familiar, even to adults, as it is just like applesauce, if not a bit creamier. Plain pureed prunes can get pasty so this is a perfect balance.
It's definitely one of those that has me licking the spoon or finishing off what Peanut doesn't eat.
Apples & Prunes
1 cup prunes
2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 3 cups)
Put prunes in a small saucepan and cover with just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and then turn down the temperature and let it simmer for about 3 minutes. Meanwhile prep your apples. When the 3 minutes are up, go ahead and throw in your apple chunks. Make sure the temperature is down to low and cover the pot with a lid. Let the apples steam/simmer for about 5 minutes.
All of the apples should be fork tender, if the very top aren't then go ahead and give it a little stir.
Let it cool a bit and blend or mash to your desired consistency. I usually dump all the contents, including the water, into the food processor. Add water if needed.
There will be tiny bits of prune skin in the puree but it's so soft and small that you don't have to worry about baby eating them.
*Storage: Place in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Prune puree does not freeze completely solid and may be slightly softer than your typical frozen item.
You can see how much Peanut likes Apples and Prunes puree HERE!